Math as a Second Discipline: Finance
This joint program prepares mathematics students for asset management, which is a mathematically and statistically intensive field within finance. Quantitative analysts, who build models to find patterns in financial markets, are called "quants." Students may ultimately seek employment with asset management firms such as mutual funds, hedge funds, and ETF providers. In addition, there will be opportunities in quantitative research departments at financial institutions.
The program is rigorous but rewarding. It contains guidance in mathematics, statistics, economics, and finance that contribute to your education and making you an attractive job candidate in asset management.
You will be a math major, but if you are part of this track, you can be advised in both the finance and mathematics departments. The undergraduate advisor in the Department of Finance will advise students in the Mathematics and a Second Discipline: Finance Track.